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Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya


Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya was born on September 28, 1976 in Zeya, Amur region. She is a Russian theater and film actress, theater director, theater critic, winner of an acting prize. In 1998 she made her debut as an actress.
Pretty girl is an actress of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater. Also she has played in the films Own shadow, Russian Ark, Birthday, The Wanderer.
The director and the actress Ekaterina lives in St. Petersburg. In addition to directing the plays she voices feature films and cartoons. By the way, Ekaterina voiced cartoon characters such as Zabava from Dobrinya and the Dragon (2006), Alyonushka from Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber (2007).
Moreover, she voiced famous purple alien Luntik from the cartoon Luntik’s Adventures (2006-present). Luntik groans, sighs and giggles like her son Boris.
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Lyubov Tikhomirova, Russian actress

Lyubov Tikhomirova

Lyubov Tikhomirova, Russian actress


Lyubov Tikhomirova is a Russian film and theater actress. Since 2007, she is a comic actress of the TV show Thank God You Came on STS channel.
Pretty girl was born on September 7, 1978 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Little Lyuba was very fond of dancing. She was engaged in ballet. Perhaps the biography of Tikhomirova would have developed differently, and she would have become a ballerina if she had not once seen in the film Anna Pavlova, how the ballerinas had been beaten for the mistakes. In addition to dances, Lyuba was fond of rhythmic gymnastics and achieved serious success. At the age of 10 the girl left ballet and gymnastics entered the theater studio.
In 1995 Lyubov worked in the Plastic Drama Theatre.
Later, in 2000, she graduated from the Schukin Theatre College. In 2000-2008 she was the actress of the Satyricon Theater.
In 2000-2006 she was a co-host of the TV program Military Store on the Channel One.
The actress became popular after television series Sisters (as Masha), Regional-Scale Detectives (as Lena), and My Love (several roles).
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Egor Beroev, Russian actor

Egor Beroev, Russian actor

Egor Beroev, Russian actor


Egor Beroev is a Russian film and theater actor.
The boy was born on October 9, 1977 in Moscow into a family of actors. He is a grandson of Elvira Brunovskaya (Honored Artist of Russia, 1998) and actor Vadim Beroev. His mother Elena Beroeva and father Vadim Mikheenko are actors. By the way, Egor’s younger brother Dmitry and his cousin Andrei are also actors.
Egor followed the family tradition and appeared on the stage at the age of seven. So after school he entered the Shchepkin Theatre School. After graduation in 1998 he joined the Moscow Art Theatre (MKHAT). There he made his debut in the role of Fyodor Godunov in the performance Boris Godunov. The actor played many bright and unforgettable roles in various performances, including Ordinary Story, Juliet and her Romeo.
You know, Egor became popular after the movie The Turkish Gambit based on the novel by Boris Akunin. The film was a success.
Today Beroyev is one of the most successful actors in Russian cinema.
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Gosha Kutsenko, film actor

Gosha Kutsenko, film actor

Gosha Kutsenko, film actor


Yuriy Kutsenko (better known as Gosha Kutsenko) is a Russian theater and film actor, film director, singer, screenwriter and producer. You know, he is Honored Artist of Russia (2013). The actor is known for his roles in many films, including Mama Don’t Cry (1998), Antikiller (2002) and the vampire franchise Night Watch (2004) and Day Watch (2006) directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
He was born on May 20, 1967, in Zaporozhie, Ukraine, USSR. His grandmother was an opera singer.
After graduation from school, Kutsenko studied at the Lvov Polytechnic Institute, but gave up studying and served in the Soviet Army for two years. In 1988, Gosha and his parents moved to Moscow. And in the same year he became a student of the Moscow Institute of Electromechanics and Automatics. Eventually, two years later the boy left the institute.
Since his childhood Gosha had speech problems. Although he was named Yuri, after Yuri Gagarin, he could not pronounce his name, so he got the nickname Gosha. His speech was also peppered with the Ukrainian accent, so he had few chances of becoming an actor in Moscow. However, in 1990 he became a student of the Moscow Art Theatre.
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Zara, singer and actress

Zara, singer and actress

Zara, singer and actress


Zara (Zafira Mgoyan) was born on July 26, 1983 in Otradnoe, Leningrad region.
At school, she was involved in gymnastics and music. In 1997 the family moved to St. Petersburg. Since childhood the girl dreamed of becoming a singer. The father wanted her to be a philologist, but Zafira entered the Theatre Academy.
When she was a schoolgirl, Pavel Gladkov (TV presenter of the program Petersburg) decided to show the young singer to the composer Oleg Kvasha. So Zafira began to work seriously and at the age of 12 she released her first single Heart of Juliet.
And in 1997, Zara was a finalist of the TV contest Morning Star in Moscow. After that, she was invited to take part in various singing competitions. Together with other members of the Morning Star she went to Egypt, where they took part in the festival, Let The Children Laugh. By the way, Zafira received the Grand Prix. After Cairo, she was invited to sing for the students of Port Said. At the competition in Varna she won again!
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Vladimir Balon, legendary Cardinal de Jussac

Vladimir Balon, legendary Cardinal de Jussac

Vladimir Balon, legendary Cardinal de Jussac


Vladimir Balon, actor and well-known fencer, died on February 2, 2013 in Moscow (he was 75).
The boy was born on February 23, 1937 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).
He was a Soviet and Russian actor, professional athlete, Master of Sports (1956), junior fencing champion (1958), adult fencing champion (1961), stunt man.
His best-known role Vladimir played in a three-part musical miniseries D’Artagnan And Three Musketeers. Famous Russian actors – Mikhail Boyarsky (D’Artagnan), Veniamin Smekhov (Athos), Valentin Smirnitsky (Porthos) and Igor Starygin (Aramis) played the main roles.
By the way, Vladimir had no acting education – he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Physical Culture.
In the early 60s Balon moved to Moscow, where he was invited by film director Eldar Ryazanov to put tricks and fights for the film Hussar Ballad. In the same film Balon played the role of Kutuzov’s aide-de-camp. After that Vladimir left professional sport to become an actor.
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Yulia Beretta – Russian singer, actress

Yulia Beretta

Yulia Beretta – Russian singer, actress


Yulia Beretta is a Russian singer and actress. Her real name is Yulia Glebova (nee Dolgasheva).
Pretty girl was born on February 19, 1979 in Moscow. Her parents divorced when their daughter was 2 years old. As a child, she was a very athletic girl. She was engaged in fencing, figure skating, dancing. But Yulia’s main hobby was music. The girl graduated from music school and later from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
At first Yulia worked with DJs at weddings. And then, thanks to her unusual timbre of the voice, she was invited to the pop group Strelki. There she performed under the pseudonym Yu-Yu. The media called the group the Russian answer to Spice Girls. By the way, Yulia was not only a singer. Also she became the author of several hits, which were presented in the album.
In September 2002, Yulia left the band to begin her solo career under the name Beretta.
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